Pesto Pizza

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Fellow pesto lovers I’ve got another great recipe for you!  This recipe combines two of my loves… pizza and pesto into a delicious spin of Pesto Pizza.

Pesto Pizza

I love pizza… I mean I could eat it almost every day and not get sick of it.  But a little variety is good, right.  So why not replace your pizza sauce with pesto sauce?



I made my favorite pizza dough up and once it had risen I got to work.

Do you use a pizza stone for making homemade pizza?  I do and LOVE them!  We make pizza every week, so our stone has gotten a LOT of use over the past 15 years and it’s still going strong.

After rolling out the dough I spread some pesto sauce on it.

I kept it simple with just some mozzerella cheese and some Italian tomatoes.


I finished up with some dried basil and baked it off… yummers!

Pesto Pizza

A great alternative to marinara on a pizza is pesto sauce.  Here's how I make my pesto pizza!
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:14 mins
Total Time:29 mins


  • Favorite Pizza Dough
  • Pesto Sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Italian Tomatoes I get mine in a can - already seasoned and delicious
  • Dried basil


  • Preheat your oven with your pizza stone at 400 degrees.
  • Roll out your favorite pizza dough and place on your hot pizza stone.
  • Spread the pesto sauce on top of the dough.
  • Sprinkle your grated mozzarella cheese on top and finish with the Italian tomatoes and dried basil.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 14-16 minutes.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: pizza

Serve it hot and enjoy this delicious pesto pizza!


Is there anything better than anything with melted cheese?

I hope you get a chance to try this pizza shakeup.

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